• M Taylor posted an update 1 day, 5 hours ago

    Like many other Christian believers, I pray and long for at least one more Great Awakening for the US and around the world. “Longing For Revival” is a good read for anyone interested in both a personal and national revival. Around 200 pages, the book covers many topics on the subject, including:

    – Definition of revival and the importance of…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 1 day, 6 hours ago

    “The Seamless Life” is a good read for anyone wanting to integrate worship and work from a Christian perspective. While we are not to worship our work (that would be idolatry), we do need to see work as much more than just getting a paycheck. For the Christian, work is an opportunity to bring Jesus to work with us.

    The author, a college…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 1 week ago

    “Leveling The Church” is a good read on how to get church members more involved in the church’s ministry so the pastor can spend more time discipling people to do ministry instead of doing the majority of the church’s ministry. Around 180 pages, some of the topics covered include:
    1. While pastors do some ministry to others, their main respons…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 1 week, 3 days ago

    “Leveling The Church” is a good read on how to get church members more involved in the church’s ministry so the pastor can spend more time discipling people to do ministry instead of doing the majority of the church’s ministry. Around 180 pages, some of the topics covered include:

    1. While pastors do some ministry to others, their main…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 1 week, 5 days ago

    “Growing In Holiness” by R.C. Sproul is an excellent title for the Christian believer who wants to mature in their faith. Around 180 pages, the title covers many topics on the subject, including:

    1. Our life’s goal is to become more like Christ as He lives through us in the power of the Holy Spirit.

    2. Christians are called to be different from…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 1 week, 6 days ago

    “Younique” is a great read for anyone wanting to know more about what God has created you to do during your time on earth. Around 300 pages, the authors cover many topics on the subject, including:

    1. 4 steps for the journey to your life’s design.
    2. 4 distractions that keep us from our true self.
    3. 8 ways to add value at work.
    4. Knowing…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 1 week, 6 days ago

    “Loving Your Community” is an excellent read and encouragement for churches to reach outside their comfort zones and minister to the communities surrounding the church building. Granted, church members need to have a place of fellowship, worship, encouragement, etc. but when we become so inwardly focused that we become selfish and not concerned…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    “3 Words That Will Change Your Life” is a great read on realizing God’s presence in your life right now instead of seeing Him as some distant deity who leaves you on your own to figure out how to live. Around 180 pages, the book covers many topics on the subject, including:

    1. 3 wrong views about God.
    2. Unlike the world that prizes success,…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    Excellent read on improving current friendships and developing new relationships. Around 180 pages, the book covers many topics on the subject, including:

    1. The cost of the widespread loneliness in today’s digital age.

    2. Different levels of friendships.

    3. Suggestions for being a friend to yourself (no, you don’t need to be self-absorbed, but…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    Excellent read on an often overlooked leadership trait – listening to others instead of being wrapped up in yourself (talking over others, focusing on what you want to say next instead of letting someone finish what they are saying, etc.). Around 170 pages, the title covers many topics on the subject, including:

    1. Effective leadership is linked…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 1 month ago

    “Philippians” by Thomas Moore and Timothy Sprankle is an excellent commentary on the New Testament book of Philippians. Many things to like about the book’s organization and content:

    – Overview of each chapter (exegetical idea, theological focus, preaching idea, preaching pointers) – gives the reader a quick review of Philippians 1-4.
    – Very…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 1 month ago

    “The Characters Of Christmas” by Daniel Darling is an excellent read on characters involved in the original Christmas. Around 180 pages, the title mentions characters such as:

    – Joseph
    – Mary
    – Angels
    – Shepherds
    – Herod
    – Simeon and Anna
    – Zechariah and Elizabeth

    Other characters are mentioned and each chapter: describes the character…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    “From & Before God” is a great title for anyone wanting to either learn more about preaching or become a better preacher. Around 250 pages, many topics on the subject are covered, including:

    1. Definition of expository preaching.
    2. The effective preacher preaches with boldness, conviction, passion, urgency, and compassion.
    3.…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    “Small Groups Made Easy” is a great read for anyone wanting to start and maintain a small group Bible study. Around 160 pages, the book covers many topics, including:

    – Logistics of having a small group study.
    – Your role in the small group.
    – Challenges you may face.
    – Several suggested Bible study topics.

    The book is very readable,…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 2 months ago

    “The 40-Day Sugar Fast” is a good read similar to a 40-day devotion on connecting spiritual well-being with physical well-being. Just over 200 pages, the title addresses many topics on the subject, including:

    1. Having God’s presence in our lives.
    2. Using a fast to help our body and draw near to God and realize our need for Him.
    3. Triggers…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    “Reimagine Retirement” is a great read for anyone planning for their later years. Whether fully retired, working full-time, or working part-time, there are some good insights whatever your plans may be. Written from a Christian perspective, the book addresses many topics on the subject, including:

    – What the Bible says about retirement.
    – Use…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    “How To Handle Adversity” is another great title by Charles Stanley. Around 180 pages, the book covers many topics on the subject, including:

    1. Why we experience adversity (sent from God, the devil, our own choices, other people’s choices, etc.).
    2. God is more interested in our character instead of our comfort.
    3. How to respond to…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    “God’s Hostage” is a riveting read on Pastor Andrew Brunson’s ordeal in Turkey after he was falsely accused of being a terrorist, even after spending many years leading a church and ministering to others in Jesus’ name. Around 250 pages, the title covers many areas:

    1. Brunson’s years of ministry in Turkey before he was falsely accused of…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    “The Coming Revolution In Church Economics” is a great and timely read on the realities of church economics. In a day and age where membership, attendance, and offerings at churches are declining, churches must learn to adjust or close down shop.

    Around 240 pages, the author covers many topics on the subject, including:

    1. Personal…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    “Don’t Lose Heart” is a good and encouraging read for anyone needing hope in today’s turbulent world. For the Christian believer, our hope is only in Jesus and the book offers us hope in a variety of situations:

    – Controlled by the past
    – What to do about the future
    – When you’re struggling with the present
    – When you feel worthless,…[Read more]

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